Google Compute Engine g1-small, February 11th 2018

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We have run a full suite of performance tests on the g1-small VPS plan of Google Compute Engine.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the g1-small plan.
  • The grades that summarize its performance in 5 categories based on the tests results.
  • Links to the detailed test results that can be compared to other providers and other plans.


Provider Plan Monthly price Short term surcharge Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Google Compute Engine g1-small $13.13 On-demand price: $18.50/month (+40%).
Applies up to 30 days.
Yes 1
(burstable)
10 1.7

Datacenter CPU type CPU details OS, Kernel and Virtualization Data transfer (GB) WebApp versions
us-east1-d Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.30GHz Frequency:
2.3 GHz

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

4.13.0

KVM

100 Ruby:
2.4.2
Rails:
5.1.4

Note: the CPU details Frequency is the frequency observed at the start of the trial. It may vary as the trial progresses.

Test Results

  • Web Runs: performance of a web application running on the server with locally generated load. Latencies and max request rate.
  • Sysbench: CPU, disk IO and memory speed tests.
  • Endurance: output over time of a long running cpu intensive application.
  • Network Transfers: maximum download and upload speeds between the VPS and servers located nearby.
  • Live Web Tests: latencies of a web application with live traffic.
  • Remote timings: latencies of a web application measured from 4 different continents.

Live Web

Web performance is measured locally on the VPS and includes Rails app response times to live web traffic as well as system metrics.

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Sysbench

We ran Sysbench tests on this VPS, including CPU tests, random and sequential, read and write IO tests and memory tests.

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Remote Timings

Response times for this VPS were continuously measured from 5 locations and 4 continents in the world. Each measure includes DNS resolution time, connection time, TLS handshake time and server response time.

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Sustained CPU Endurance Run

Can your VPS handle 24 hours of sustained CPU load without flinching? How much can it handle? Does the provider throttle your CPU after a while?

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